Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Newport climate impact my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to recognize that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors has three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is usually picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the external elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for years while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or anything outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but prefer to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows give a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can also look at double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply lift up or pull down, if the style of the window doesn’t matter as much as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how can I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the proper products. Sometimes it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you cannot repair, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Newport and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Newport, contact us at 401-314-0814 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.